So a package showed up yesterday that really didn't look as if it held a game. As it turns out, it was Power A's new controller, the Power A Pro Elite Wireless Controller.
As you can see – and feel free to check more pics at Gizmodo – it's basically the Xbox 360 controller design for a PlayStation 3 owner. Maybe you prefer the 360's gamepad but would rather play your games on the PS3; if so, this is the perfect accessory for you. It features the motion control of the Sixaxis and Dual Shock 3, dual rumble, glowing buttons (in case you get lost in the dark…?) and custom L2/R2 buttons. It also has a specially padded set of grips, which extend further downwards than the standard PS3 controller. Just bear in mind that Power A didn't bring across the triggers from the 360 controller; we still have the standard shoulder buttons with which the PlayStation crowd has been intimately familiar. As that Gizmodo analysis says, they do feel a little "mushy," but they work just fine. Personally, I've always thought the PS controller is the best available, even though I don't really have any complaints concerning the 360 gamepad. Well, I do think the face buttons aren't anywhere near as sensitive as they are on the PS3 controller.
The Pro Elite Wireless Controller is pretty darn comfortable and retails for $49.99; you'll be able to find it at retailers starting next month. If for some reason you'd rather have the wired version, the Pro EX, that will go for only $19.99.